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Our Mission

"Shaping Our Future Together"

Rooted in our belief in the dignity and worth of each person, the Good Shepherd people of North America are united in our commitment as leaders in providing unparalleled services and advocacy for the most vulnerable and marginalized persons especially women and children. Supported by contemplation and a growing sense of community, and boldly embracing our mission of reconciliation, we dare to be a catalyst for healing.

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THE SANCTUARY MODEL

at GSS's Euphrasian Residence

Sanctuary

Rose Haven is a sanctuary from the street, offering compassion, practical assistance and community to women and children facing loss of home, abuse and other disruptive life experiences in Portland. Here is one story:

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Rose Haven

Rose Haven serves women and children experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home and other disruptive life challenges. Rose Haven’s mission is to maintain a safe, respectful community while providing our guests with support and services to assist them in regaining stability in their lives.

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We Believe...

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  • We believe a person is of more value than a world

  • We believe that all youth can succeed

  • We believe that all individuals have the right to live in a safe environment

  • We believe in the strengths and value of the individual

  • We believe that you can make a difference

Action Alerts

Invest in Children

Child nutrition programs keep hunger at bay for at least 29 million children living in poverty.

However, these nutrition programs are only effective when they reach the children who need help.  We must improve access and participation in school meal programs and explore alternative models to link children with the food they need when they are out of school.

To support the Summer Meals Act of 2015 and the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015 CLICK HERE for more info.